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Senior Data Center Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at www.presidio.com.


Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Senior Data Center Engineer to be based out of our Plymouth Meeting, PA location. There is an element of remote support with this opportunity, so the successful candidate will not need to report to the Plymouth Meeting office daily; however, there is also an element of local travel (up to 1.5 hours) via automobile to reach regional-client locations as warranted by the various lifecycle phases of data center solution provision.

As a Senior Data Center Engineer, candidates are responsible for providing post-sales design and implementation services for Presidio customers. It is expected that candidate have excellent technical and communication skills in working with vendors, partners and sales to ensure that optimum systems solutions are provided to customers. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of three years’ experience in the technologies listed.

In this position candidates would be responsible for carrying out service delivery for Presidio’s customers throughout the deployment lifecycle (plan, design, implement, optimize, document). Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design and implementation experience, be highly motivated, excited about learning new products and technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service and maintaining a strong customer relationship.

The majority of staging and implementations are performed either on-site with customers (most of which are located in the greater Philadelphia Area) or the Plymouth Meeting office. A small amount of out of region travel can be expected to support remote locations. Some out of normal business hours can be expected

Key Responsibilities: 

The essential responsibilities of the Senior Data Center Engineer are to work directly with customers in post sales situations, and to work effectively across functions with other Presidio employees in Sales, Marketing, Proposals, and Project Management areas. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Final design meetings with customers
  • Staging and Implementation of the technologies listed
  • Document specific build information
  • Perform training on the technologies listed as it pertains directly to what was configured as part of the solution.
  • Provide project status on a regular basis.
  • Optionally based on experience - conduct customer workshops and design sessions.
  • Answer customer questions.
  • Create project deliverables such as requirements documents, cabling details, cutover plans, resiliency test plans, and drawings.
  • Provide informal customer knowledge transfer if required.
  • Provide direction and mentorship to more junior engineers on the team.
Required Skills:

Must have demonstrable design, deployment, administration, configuration, integration, maintenance, and troubleshooting experience with data center storage & virtualization equipment and software, with a high emphasis on hands-on design and implementation experience.

Required Storage, Compute, Virtualization, and Hyper-converged abilities: 

  • Cisco UCS
  • VMware vSphere
  • VNX and/or Unity
  • XtremIO
  • Fibre Channel switching (MDS, Nexus FCoE, Brocade)
  • Ethernet switching as it pertains to IP storage & hypervisor host connectivity
  • RecoverPoint and general storage replication experience

Abilities Considered a Plus 

  • Nutanix (preferred)
  • Pure Storage (preferred)
  • VxRail / VMware vSAN (preferred)
  • Veeam (nice to have)
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (nice to have)
  • VMware Horizon View (nice to have)
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager (nice to have)
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX (nice to have)
  • Avamar, Data Domain, NetWorker (nice to have)
  • Rubrik
  • A general understanding of Layer 3 Routing Protocols

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Experience which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in Storage and Virtualization technologies (minimum 5 to 10 years of experience).
  • Relevant EMC, Cisco and VMware Certification

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Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.

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If you have any difficulty using our online system and need an accommodation in the job application process due to a disability, please send an email to recruitment@presidio.com for assistance.

Presidio, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  State Employment Services; please provide priority referrals to recruitment@presidio.com 

RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Presidio has a strict PSL in place and will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal.  Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through the Presidio portal or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.

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